Frances Ogden

August 14, 1938 — March 7, 2018

Frances Ogden

Frances ‘Fran' Barnett Ogden, 79, of Bloomington passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home.

Her Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with Pastor Brent Salm officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 p.m. prior to her service at the memorial home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to College Park Christian Church in Normal or Home Sweet Home Ministry in Bloomington.

Fran was born on August 14, 1938 in Murphysboro, Illinois, a daughter to Dallas and Marie (Ferguson) Barnett. She married Richard ‘Dick' Ogden on July 7, 1954 in Clinton, Illinois.

Surviving is her husband, Richard of Bloomington; daughter, Lee Ann (Jim) Thompson of Bloomington; son, John Dallas (Cathy Dietsch) Ogden of Hot Springs, AR; three granddaughters, Kristin Thompson (Andy) Marchiniak of Shorewood, Caitlin Ogden of Hot Springs, AR and Aleesha Ogden of Dallas, TX; and three great grandchildren, Mackenzie Marchiniak, Bennett Marchiniak and Keely Fleming; two step-grandchildren, Brett (Angie) Thompson of Castle Rock, CO and Marissa Thompson of Carbon Cliff ; two step-great grandchildren, Chase and Channa Thompson; brother, Dallas (Gene) Barnett; sister, Lora McKibbin; brother in-law, John Ogden of Royalton; sister in-law, Jane Roberts of Homestead, Fl and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jeannie Billings and Sue Kessinger.

Her professional career included various office positions and the position of Secretary-Treasurer of Snelling Personnel Services of Central Illinois. Richard and Fran operated franchised offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Peoria and Kankakee. However, her real love and most cherished career was being a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She delighted in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Fran always thought God had blessed her with a wonderful life. She and her husband lived at Crestwicke Country Club for 28 happy years. She was able to play golf with her long-time friends several times a week, go to luncheons with her Birthday group, join Richard eating out each Tuesday night with several couples and enjoy the social activities at Crestwicke.

In 2004, Richard and Fran moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas where she played golf, worked on many activities at their church and taught Junior High Sunday School. She delighted in her church work and loved her Monday morning Bible Study Group. Fran loved her time working in the church office every Friday publishing the church bulletin.

The family would like to thank OSF Hospice and offer special thanks to Julie and Kelly for their skilled assistance and compassion.


MAR 10. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Celebration Of Life

MAR 10. 3:00 PM (CST)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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